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May 2009 Archives

May 29, 2009

QNAP Security just announced a pair of new high-performance network video recorders offering real-time monitoring, large storage capacity, and diverse recording features. Both the QNAP VioStor-2012 and the QNAP VioSotr-2008 are 2-bay, Intel Atom-based, hot-swappable network surveillance systems. These standalone NVRs offer support for cutting-edge surveillance technologies such as megapixel recording and H.264 video compression. And the work with most popular network camera brands, including Axis, ACTi, Arecont Vision, IQeye, Mobotix, Sony, Vivotek, and many more.

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May 28, 2009

John Bauer, an upper secondary school with 28 campuses throughout Sweden, has chosen ACTi network cameras for its school surveillance needs. Each campus surveillance system will utilize ACTi CAM-7411 megapixel IP cameras managed by Ethiris IP video software. The ACTi CAM-7411 network cameras offer megapixel resolution for detailed wide-area surveillance. They're also vandal-resistant with a rugged dome casing.

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May 26, 2009

Seems like we're introducing a new Axis IP camera every week, and it looks like the company's hard work is paying off. Earlier this month, Axis reeled in the 2009 Grand Award of Design for its ever-growing portfolio of network video products. The prize is awarded each year to Swedish companies that demonstrate a high level of commercial success with integrated and consistent design work. Dishing out the award is the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries, in conjunction with the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation and the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design.

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May 21, 2009

Here's a delicious example of IP surveillance direct from Naples, Italy. A family-owned pizza place called La Focaccia has installed a new IP-based surveillance system featuring ACTi network cameras. The cameras help to monitor the large crowds that gather in the shop each day to savor La Focaccia's tasty pizza pie. With a school located close by, the restaurant serves upwards of 1000 people each day. With the ACTi IP surveillance solution, the shop owner can now capture clear video of every customer who enters in case there's an incident. The cameras prove especially useful in deterring illegal acts such as theft and robberies, and also help to protect the restaurant after business hours.

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May 20, 2009

VideoIQ received some critical acclaim recently for its Video iCVR intelligent IP camera. The camera was selected for the AlwaysOn East 100 List, an award handed out each year to emerging technology companies pushing innovation in high-growth markets. AlwaysOn recognized the VideoIQ iCVR network camera for taking intelligent IP video surveillance in a new direction. The camera features a built-in DVR which allows for proactive security protection with dynamic, real-time video analytics.

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May 18, 2009

Port Louis, the capitol and primary port of Mauritius, has installed a new video surveillance system using IP video equipment from IndigoVision. The harbor-wide surveillance system is extremely flexible and fully scalable. With this new IP-based solution, operators from multiple agencies can monitor their own operations within the port. A central control room and several sub-control rooms have been set up to allow the Mauritius Police Force, the National Coast Guard, Customs and the Maritius Port Authority to access live and recorded video footage from each of the IP network cameras installed in and around the port facilities.

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May 15, 2009

The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kuching, Malaysia recently installed 139 Arecont Vision megapixel network cameras to provide crystal clear video images for live monitoring and incident analysis. Because the cameras offer exceptionally high resolution, operators can zoom in on the details of both live and archived video images for identification purposes.

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May 14, 2009

Axis just announced yet another batch of new cameras. The Axis P13 Network Camera Series consists of fixed day and night IP cameras offering outstanding image quality with HDTV resolution and H.264 video compression. The cameras feature precise iris control for proper exposure in both indoor and outdoor locations. Axis P13 network cameras are well-suited for monitoring locations such as educational facilities, government buildings, airports, train stations, and subways.

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May 11, 2009

Axis Communications continues to add to its line of IP network cameras featuring H.264 compression technology. The Axis Q6032-E is the latest release. This high-performance PTZ dome camera is outdoor-ready, and ideal for demanding surveillance locations such as airport, seaports, and city and perimeter surveillance. Like most new Axis cameras, the Q6032-E utilizes H.264 video compression, a fairly recent compression technology that significantly reduces video file size without compromising image quality. This helps to optimize network bandwidth and storage space, and is especially beneficial when dealing with high-resolution video.

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May 7, 2009

The city of Newport News, VA. (yes that's the name of the town, not the local paper), is moving forward with plans to implement a city-wide video surveillance system utilizing IP network cameras from Sony. The decision was made after an IP camera pilot program at a local-area high school proved successful. The new surveillance system will feature over 850 Sony IP cameras monitoring all public facilities throughout the city.

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May 6, 2009

Milestone Systems just announced the release of the XProtect Software Development Kit (SDK) version 3.3, further positioning itself as a leader in open-platform IP video management. The Software Development Kit is used by authorized and certified Milestone partners to create integrated solutions that incorporate IP video into a wide range of network-based security and business systems. The SDK is also used internally by Milestone to develop integrated surveillance solutions for retail loss prevention, centralized surveillance, and matrix solutions.

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May 4, 2009

Tampa Bay Downs, the self-proclaimed "only thoroughbred racetrack on Florida's west coast," recently had to upgrade it video surveillance system in order to meet new Florida regulations for electronic surveillance in gaming facilities. The key to the upgrade was transitioning from an analog solution to an IP-based digital system to monitor the facility's 30-table Silks Poker Room. Previously, the analog CCTV cameras in the poker room transmitted footage to digital video recorders (DVRs), but the system only provided moderate resolution and offered very little in the way of scalability or upgrade potential. Now the cameras are connected to Axis video encoders which convert the video footage to digital, enabling easy integration with an IP network solution.

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